Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 19 Days

Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Sunday that it's possible Shane Victorino (back) will be activated from the disabled list at the start of the second half.

It seems unlikely, though, given that he's yet to play a full rehab game. Victorino has had multiple setbacks during his rehab assignment, so it's unsafe to expect him to return on any certain day until he's officially activated.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 20 Days

Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) is expected to be reevaluated on Sunday.

Victorino began his minor league rehab assignment on Thursday, and will continue through the weekend before the Red Sox see how he's holding up. There's no clear timetable for his return at the moment, but if all continues to go well he should be able to rejoin the Red Sox shortly after the All-Star break.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 24 Days

Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) has again been pulled off his minor league rehab assignment.

It's the back injury that is still bothering him. Victorino is no longer expected to rejoin the Red Sox before the All-Star break. He's been on the disabled list since late May due to back and hamstring issues.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 25 Days

Shane Victorino (hamstring, back) will resume a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Class A Lowell.

Victorino was shut down from a rehab assignment last month due to a back issue, but he's ready to get back into action. The 33-year-old was originally placed on the DL in late May after he aggravated a hamstring strain.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 1 Month

Shane Victorino (back) could resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket next week.

Victorino said Monday that the injection he received for his ailing back over the weekend "brought a lot of relief," and the outfielder is nearly ready for game action again. He's been limited to just 21 games this season due to hamstring woes, and, more recently, back soreness. "Vic continues to increase his jogging, running and agility work," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "I would hope that sometime next week we could begin another rehab assignment for him in games played. This has been a start and stop situation and we're trying to do everything that we can once we restart it, that it continues on."

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 1 Month

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday that Shane Victorino (back) was scheduled to "do some light running today and begin to initiate some ground-based work."

"He's been getting work in the weight room the last couple of days," Farrell added. "Some of this inflammation and soreness that he was feeling when we shut him down, that's starting to resolve itself." Victorino got an injection for his back injury over the weekend and said it "brought a lot of relief." There's no timetable for the outfielder's return.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 1 Month

Shane Victorino got an injection for his back injury.

Victorino was placed on the disabled list on May 24 with a strained hamstring and has experienced back soreness every time he tries to begin a minor league rehab assignment. The hope is that the injection will clear up that discomfort. There is no timetable for his return.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 1 Month

Shane Victorino (back) has been shut down after experiencing a setback in his recovery.

Victorino appeared close to returning in recent days, but renewed back soreness forced everything to come to a screeching halt. The 33-year-old will be shut down for an indefinite period of time, and as such there's currently no timetable for his return.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 1 Month

Shane Victorino (hamstring, back) is hoping to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Victorino had a setback last week with what was simply called "overall general stiffness" at the time, but it turns out he was dealing with a lower back ailment. However, he returned to his rehab assignment Monday and is hoping to be activated over the weekend. Victorino has been limited to just 21 games this season due to injury.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 1 Month

Shane Victorino (hamstring) is scheduled to resume his minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Lowell on Monday.

Victorino has been sideliend the past few days due to general overall stiffness. He was originally slated to return to the Red Sox during their series in Seattle, but now will hope to catch up with the team in New York over the weekend.